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Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?

Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?

Ten years ago we published Strategies to Navigate 5 Stages of the Housing Cycle.  To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of those analyses, we are sharing the graphic we produce each month that shows where 33 major markets are positioned in that cycle. Read the rest of Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?  »...
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Where Are Americans Moving To?

Where Are Americans Moving To?

U-Haul moving truck price disparities usually indicate domestic migration trends long before official migration does.  In light of that, we compared the costs of renting a truck each direction to and from 16 cities and learned that: People are leaving New York, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia in droves (and are being partially replaced by foreign...
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Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

Take a drive through the urban portion of any major city and you will likely see cranes and construction crews dotting the landscape, building what appears to be an endless supply of apartment units.  Your eyes are not deceiving you.  Construction in 24 of the top 27 apartment markets in the country has eclipsed...
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Powerhouse Job Markets

Powerhouse Job Markets

Three powerhouse metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, and Houston — together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years.  These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total of 17 metro areas added at least 100,000 new jobs...
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Powerhouse Job Markets

Powerhouse Job Markets

Three powerhouse metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, and Houston — together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years.  These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total of 17 metro areas added at least 100,000 new jobs...
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Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Home-Ownership

Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Home-Ownership

The share of 25 to 29 year-olds who are married is down by almost 48% for men and 43% for women from 1970.  This single fact is one of the biggest game changers in the housing industry. What impact does this change in marital status mean for your housing strategies?  It’s huge!   Read...
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Single-Family Rentals Are Here to Stay

Single-Family Rentals Are Here to Stay

Single-family homes now comprise 35% of all rentals and 11% of all households. What’s driving demand? From 2005 to 2012, single-family rental homes grew 1.7% per year, primarily due to: Low Confidence:  Many households do not yet have the confidence to purchase, knowing that they could lose their job or be required to relocate....
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U.S. Housing Booming, Busting and Muddling Along

U.S. Housing Booming, Busting and Muddling Along

Housing is local again!  Our partners, consultants and clients see vastly different housing markets all across the country.  I categorize them into three groups (booming, busting, and muddling) in this article and provide anecdotes from our team members — but it is really more complicated than that. Booming Markets I find three primary reasons...
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Huge Geographic Differences in U.S. Housing Market

Huge Geographic Differences in U.S. Housing Market

The US housing market can no longer be painted with one brush, as the housing recovery is playing out very differently across the country.  Here are some anecdotes gleaned from our consulting team: Florida on sale to the world. Investors, investors, and investors. From Russia to China to the UK to Brazil, Florida is...
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Housing Under a Second Obama Administration

Housing Under a Second Obama Administration

A big part of my job is helping our clients project the most likely scenarios for the housing market.  Now that we know who will be President, my job just got easier because we have four years of experience with Obama and a divided Congress, so we know what we are getting. However, there is never...
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